Monday, February 10, 2014

Move Nourish Believe :: The Challenge

I mentioned that one of my mini-goals for February was to complete the Move Nourish Believe Challenge.  Fit Approach (creators of Sweat Pink) and Lorna Jane collaborated to start this challenge around these three principles.  Personally, I love this idea.  If you utilize these three pillars in your life, you can be healthy and happy!  Head over to Fit Approach to learn more about the challenge for yourself.

This is the calendar and "rules" for the challenge.  I'm not necessarily posting pictures every day, but I'm attempting to use this to break out of my comfort zone and try new things.

Week 1//MOVE

Over the past two years, I've learned not only the important of moving but that it truly makes me feel strong and beautiful.

On Monday, I tweeted this picture for my favorite way to get sweaty.  I fell in love with running when I moved to North Carolina, and I've never looked back.  It's amazing to look back and see how moving has changed me.  It's changed not just my body but my entire outlook on life.  My favorite day is started with a run or some type of activity (no matter how hard it might be to actually get out of bed).  Moving makes me a better and happier person, and I'm never looking back.

I didn't try a new workout from the website, but I did take Saturday to try out a new yoga studio that I've been itching to see.  And bonus, the class was asking for donations to donate to a local charity (last I checked they raised over $6500!) and I won a raffle for some free training sessions!

While I wasn't smiling the entire time, I completed five minutes of planks!  It made me feel stronger than ever.  I broke up the minutes between an ab work session and almost forgot the last minute after going out to dinner with a friend.  I did it though.  It was hard, and I pretty much hated it.  It's the challenges like this that push me to my limits and remind me why I love to move.

My buddy up time was delayed until Sunday when my running friend and I completed six miles.  It's nice to have a friend to do long runs with throughout half marathon training.  I'm so grateful to have friends who love running as much as I do.  Even though some of my moving friends are far away, I can still text pictures of ice baths/my misery and know that I'm understood.

While I forgot to post for fave Friday, my favorite alternate exercise these days is yoga.  I've fallen in love with it and I can't wait to spend more time working towards my mini-goal of creating a consistent yoga routine.

Why do you move?  
What is your favorite way to move?


Unknown said...

You are incredible and inspiring! There's no way I could hold a five minute plank, unless it was an upside down plank ;) on my back obvi.


Kailagh Anne said...

Moving is so important. Being in college I feel like I sit around all day. I love this plan and lay out. It makes so much sense.

xo. Kailagh

Alex Byer said...

Five minutes of planks?! Girl, you're an ANIMAL. Love it. It's so so important to get out there and move, but cheers to getting out there and doing it!

Cara-Mia said...

I haven't heard of this, which is weird because I follow all things Lorna Jane online. I missed it completely, so I'm glad you're sharing this! :)

Congratulations on a five minute plank. I can't do one for even a minute.

Jo said...

Way to go, girl. I like that this challenge seems approachable, which makes it more likely to be accomplished, right?
I just started the second phase of P90X3 yesterday. I love all things P90X. Working out is my weapon against depression.


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